In an effort to help with the Building the Futures of Women capital campaign launched on August 15, 2001 a group of caring volunteers and supporters set in motion the WRC’s signature fund raising event Men Can Cook. The first Men Can Cook event was held in 2001 at the Painted Plate in Greensboro, and raised just over $6,300.00. In 2006, Men Can Cook added an exciting iron Chef Cook-Off experience featuring three of the area’s leading and most respected Professional Chefs battling it out in Kitchen Stadium Greensboro.
Quickly becoming one of Greensboro’s “must attend” events, Men Can Cook moved to the Greensboro Coliseum’s Special Events Center in 2008. This annual WRC fundraising event features 50 Community Chefs, local men who offer donated samples of their signature dishes and dazzle the crowd with their culinary skills. An incredible silent auction containing over 200 valuable gifts donated by community businesses and individuals adds to the fun while everyone enjoys the food, demonstrating that Men Can Cook!